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Mental Health


Individual counseling or supports groups help seniors deal with mourning and grief, loneliness, medical issues, overall lifestyle, and finding fullfilling meaning in life.

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WATCH: Addiction, Signs & Recovery

With Aliya Pasik, MS, PA-C, Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Center at the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine.

Aliya Pasik, MS, PA-C, is the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Center at the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine. Aliya addresses...
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Anxious and Stressed?

CBD Oil is a Solution to Reducing Anxiety and Sleeping Better

While methods such as behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, yoga and other such modalities have demonstrated they can offer relief from anxiety...
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WATCH: Empty Nesters

With Dr. Ronna Smith-Craig

Psychologist Dr. Ronna Smith-Craig discusses empty nesting, the grey divorce and the importance of planning for events such as retirement for...

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As stated by the National Institute on Aging, depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is NOT a normal part of aging. In fact, studies show that most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. However, important life changes that happen as we get older may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness, and loneliness.

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WATCH: Virtual Therapy

With Dr. Joel Young, Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine

Joel Young, M.D., Director and Founder of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine discusses Virtual Therapy during the Coronavirus pandemic,...

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As we are gracefully greying, loneliness can creep up and become an issue.  This is especially true if we have lost a spouse, friend, and even a job. Grief, depression, and loneliness often go hand-in-hand, and it is important to recognize our feelings and develop ways to deal with these issues.

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WATCH: BrainShape and Aging

With Andrea Wilkinson, PhD, founder and CEO of BrainShape

Dr. Andrea Wilkinson, founder and CEO of BrainShape, empowers aging adults to take control of their own lives and teaches mental and physical...

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Loss of a Loved One

Older adults often experience major losses within a short period of time. Losing a life partner, best friend, or member of our social circle can be devastating and undoubtedly alters mental health in an attempt to move forward on a daily basis.

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WATCH: All About Hospice

With Michael Paletta, MD

Michael Paletta, MD, FAAHPM is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, founding members of...
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The Garden

Dr. Peter Lichtenberg Reflects on Healing

Widowed twice before age 55, Dr. Peter Lichtenberg reflects on healing from profound loss.

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